Summer Layers // OOTD + A Skincare Giveaway!

Breezy dresses are a necessity for summers in Southern California. As the temperatures rise, you can feel as each bead of sweat trickles down your face. The merciless heat of the sun makes your skin sticky from perspiration. Although those form fitting, body hugging outfits are gorgeous, they won't do you any favors in the peak of summer. They're suffocating. 

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Top: Rue 21 // (similar)
Dress: Thrifted // (similar)
Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger // (exact)
Purse: Unknown // (similar)
Nail Polish: China Glaze // (similar)
Hair Clips: Scunci // (similar)

That's why I live in dresses during the summer, particularly loose ones. I've come to enjoy the array of styles fashion has graced us with, whether it's relaxed, baggy, oversized, or cropped. It's all about finding garments that works well for your body, not what critics or influencers deem "in."


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This is black dress with petite yellow flowers is one of my favorite dresses. I picked it up at the thrift store several years back & have worn it too many times to count. My boyfriend, bless his heart, shrunk it recently when he put it in the wash.

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Top: Rue 21 // (similar)
Dress: Thrifted // (similar)
Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger // (exact)
Purse: Unknown // (similar)
Nail Polish: China Glaze (similar)
Hair Clips: Scunci (similar)

It's a bit too short to wear as a dress & I couldn't bear the thought of giving it away, so I've come to use it as a layering piece. For this look, I pulled it down & used it as a flowing skirt. Voila! I love revamping old clothes into something funky fresh.

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What's your summer staple? :]

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40 comments

  1. pretty dress! I love using them as skirts too, always a new spin on the outfit!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  2. I love how you re-purposed the dress! And cute sandals!!

    Allison / Joy and Ivy
    www.joyandivy.com

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  3. I love this outfit! And I love how you didn't give up on such a cute piece :) Dresses and skirts are definitely life-savers in the summer!

    Erin | Explore, Refresh

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  4. Lovely outfit! I love the shoes and that adorable purse!

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

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  5. I love your outfit! So cute and it looks so comfy!

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  6. Your little purse is the cutest! Love the look! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  7. So cute! Love your toenail polish too!

    Chanel | Je M'appelle Chanel

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  8. Lovely outfit babe! xo, sharon

    www.stylelullaby.com

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  9. Beautiful outfit, love this skirt!
    xo Julia
    www.westendbirds.com

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  10. Your outfit is lovely! I like your skirt :) x

    http://www.serenbird.com/

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  11. That outfit is so cute on you!

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  12. What a lovely look!

    XO Jenn
    http://www.jennsemble.com

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  13. The skirt is so pretty, love the floral pattern! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  14. I agree, who wants tight fitted clothing when it's boiling hot out!? Cute outfit. :)

    www.stylebymemory.com

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  15. You are so beautiful!

    www.blossomikebana.com

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  16. I love those shoes! They're so cute. Good idea revamping that dress. I love when people come up with a unique solution to things.

    x. Cattleya

    alittlecattleya.com

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  17. Love how innovative your outfit is by repurposing the dress with that cute tee! Great post!

    Xo, Emma | grandslamsandglitter.blogspot.com

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  18. Carrie @ Curly Crafty MomJuly 29, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    Ahh, just the cutest outfit and that tiny purse really pops!! Skirts are so much better when its so hot outside!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  19. What a cute casual look! Love those wedges with this outfit, and yes you're right, flowy dresses and skirts are the best for hot summer days!

    Dee
    http://www.urbanchicblvd.com/

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  20. Right? It's like finding a new item of clothing in your closet. :]

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  21. I couldn't get rid of it. Had to repurpose it or at least try. :]

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  22. Doesn't hold much, just the essentials. :]

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  23. I have no idea. I can't even function. :]

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  24. Thanks Cattleya. I couldn't get rid of it. :]

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  25. Yeah, when it's hot, I focus heavily on comfort only. :]

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  26. I love the outfit, looks great! x

    Ellé | www.ellesimpson.co.uk

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  27. Like your outfit its so hot outside!
    www.apparelshopusa.com

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